John Brown is the News/Political Analyst/Contributor and Public Affairs correspondent, responsible for leading participation in and coverage of local and regional political matters for FOX 2 and KPLR 11. This includes coverage of political campaigns, legislative and public policy initiatives and issues, and local public affairs and community issues. He will also serve as host/moderator of current affairs and other long-form news programs.

He returned to St. Louis and the FOX 2 News team in 2016, after hosting “Good Day Orlando” on Fox 35 (WOFL) for five years. Prior to his original post with FOX 2, John was the host of “The Daily Buzz,” a nationally syndicated morning news-talk show based in Orlando. He began his career in radio in Miami and also hosted a talk show in Pennsylvania.

John is a native Missourian who graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He was ready to begin medical school in 1994, but followed his passion for news instead. His university research project, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation” was published by the Missouri Academy of Science, “Cancer and Radiation: Causation and Correlation.” He also worked on his Master’s Degree at St. Louis University and Barry University in Miami.

John does extensive public speaking and is the author of two history books, “Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State,” “The Ultimate Missouri Trivia Book.” He has also served as emcee at numerous pageants, including the Miss Missouri Pageant.

John is married and has two daughters. He is an avid runner, has competed in dozens of marathons and half-marathons. He enjoys playing with the kids, all outdoor activities, and studying history and architecture.


Recent Articles
  • Hancock & Kelley: Winners and losers from the 4th Democratic debate

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political analysts talk about the controversy surrounding President Trump’s Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s comments regarding aid for Ukraine.  They will also break down the fourth Democratic debate and who were the winners and losers.

  • Hancock & Kelley – Is it possible that both Trump and Biden are in the wrong?

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political insiders will discuss the impeachment inquiry about President Donald Trump. They will look at the possible impeachable actions, along with possible wrongdoing by Joe Biden. The big question: “is it possible that both sides are in the wrong” and will it affect them both in the 2020 race?

  • Meet the Illinois man restoring vintage Ford Broncos

    HAMEL, Ill. – When you think of the most expensive luxury vehicles, the old Ford Bronco probably isn’t top of mind. But these vintage vehicles are suddenly the hottest vehicles at auto auctions and selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Fox 2’s John Brown gives us a look at why they are suddenly so valuable.

  • State Auditor Nicole Galloway explains why she’s running for governor

    ST. LOUIS – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway is the only Democrat and the only woman to be elected on a statewide ballot. She hopes that her success thus far translates into a win for the highest elected office in Missouri. Galloway announced that she was running for governor in August. She says that her candidacy is entirely focused on giving “working families” a voice in Jefferson City. “If you are a well-connected insider in Missouri, you pretty much get what […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Political correctness is destroying our ability to communicate

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political consultants will discuss the recent Democratic Town Hall on Climate Change. They will also discuss how political correctness is destroying our ability to effectively communicate.

  • Twitter account once owned by Russ Carnahan commandeered by young girl

    ST. LOUIS – A young girl from China has some of the biggest political heavyweights, journalists, and news organizations in Missouri following her Twitter page. At least, it appears to be run by a young girl from China, who often poses in bunny ears and other outfits generated by social media filters. So why are all these people following her? Because she has the Twitter handle @russcarnahan, the handle once used by the Missouri congressman. If you do a Google […]

  • Mercy St. Louis Hospital hosts blood drive to fight pediatric cancer

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – Every day across the globe, nearly 700 children and teens are diagnosed with a type of childhood cancer. That’s more than 250,000 children a year worldwide. So September is set aside for Childhood Cancer Awareness month so more people can understand what these families are facing and hopefully raise awareness and money to help fight these deadly diseases. Mercy St. Louis Hospital in Creve Coeur is hosting a blood drive all next week from Monday through […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Trump’s ongoing war with the media

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelly, the Fox 2 political analysts will discuss the ongoing battle between President Trump and media organizations. They will also discuss the upcoming special session in Missouri and if gun control should have been a topic.

  • Hancock & Kelley – The politics surrounding pro-sports

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political insiders discuss the Major League Soccer announcement and the politics surrounding pro sports. They will also discuss police body cams, President Trump’s comments on Jewish voters, and the upcoming Democratic Primary Debates.

  • Hancock & Kelley – The Republicans thinking about running against Trump

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the FOX 2 political analysts discuss which Republicans are thinking of running against President Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020. They will also discuss the impact that a major league soccer team will have on St. Louis.

  • Hancock & Kelley – The debate over guns and mass shootings

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, the Fox 2 political analysts discuss the debate over guns after two mass shootings. They also discuss what, if any, message the long sentence for former County Executive Steve Stenger sends to other politicians.

  • Hancock and Kelley – Political correctness and the impact on the 2020 election

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelly, the FOX 2 political insiders discuss the impeachment vote against President Trump, as well as the ongoing fights inside the Democratic Party. They will also discuss how political correctness is going to have an impact on the 2020 election.

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